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Where to put on bilsteins

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Gavinfritz101, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Gavinfritz101

    Gavinfritz101 [OP] THE Gavin Fritz.

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    Where can I get my bilstein 5100s on all fours put on? And an add a leaf.
    How much will this cost??
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    Just do it yourself! All you need are some jacks and basic tools.. I.E. Impact sockets wrenches hammers blah blah...much cheaper and pretty easy!if you are buying your front C/Os not put together you will need a spring press, but most auto places have one.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    I'm not getting coil overs. Just bilstein struts in front and shocks in the back. With an aal
     
  4. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    X2! Coilovers or not, it's really simple. There's a write up on here that guides you, step by step, on how to do it :thumbsup:
     
  5. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    I'm not good with cars at all though;(
     
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    Do you already have the 5100's and the aal?
     
  8. Aug 18, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    Its not that hard! I think its like 10 bolts for all of the chocks and for the AAL you just clamp the old leafs together then unscrew the 2 bolts and then put the AAL leaf on..... Walllllla :rasta:
     
  9. Aug 18, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    If you are *really* that scared of doing it yourself, just take it to ANY local shop, they'll do it for you.

    But seriously, save yourself the $100 or $200 for someone else to loosen 10 bolts, and do it yourself. Go to an auto parts store and rent a spring press. Kragen rents tools for free (at least some do). The hardest part will be the rear AALs, as the U-bolts might be seized, and hard to get off, other than that, it should be pretty easy.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    Pb plaster????? ^^^^^^ this
    :lalala:
     
  11. Aug 18, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    The AAL's are a bitch to do by yourself. Its not hard but needs an extra hand.

    The Rear shocks are no excuse. Two bolts and you're done.

    The front shocks can be trick as you need a spring compressor. Other than that, its a few bolts.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Thanks I'm debating doing it myself. I'm scared I'm gonna mess things up.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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  14. Aug 18, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    Go for it man. At least the rear shocks (literally took me 30min to install). Like I said, two bolts.

    Check out your local regional thread also to see if there are some local members that are up for a "mod day." Good luck and dont forget pics!
     
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